On June 4 around 12.00 PM, thousands of people led by university students ended their 5-day rally after having gathered at the central mosque in Pattani to protest authorities' abuses against local Muslims. They marched from the mosque along the road for about one kilometer, and parted company by cars and buses.
Protest in Pattani continues into its fifth day since May 31. Hundreds of protesters including students and local people still remain at the town's central mosque.
Academics and activists differ on the May 30 verdict of the Constitution Tribunal to dissolve the Thai Rak Thai party and bar executives from politics.
Prachatai - 2 June 2007 - Amidst rising concern over Internet censorship in the country, the Information and Communication Ministry (ICT) on Friday raised another "concern" over a "satiric" view allegedly carried in the popular online newspaper website Prachatai.com.
Prachatai: One day after the disbanding of Thai Rak Thai Party, its stronghold province, Chiang Mai, remains surprisingly clam. Despite the chit-chat extensively heard in public places concerning the court verdict, no signs of violent action or protest could be detected.
Thai papers are reporting that the Council for National Security (CNS), as Thailand's ruling military council is known, had asked for the "cooperation" of UBCTV, Thailand's leading cable service provider, to pull the interview everytime it gets play from CNN. As of 16 January, the 3-minute segment was still being replaced by still images with no news audio.
Academics led by the Midnight University called on the people to reject the draft constitution they labeled as "destructive to political reform".